Yeah! Master of Creativity 2017 is starting! Once again the online video competition is challenging riders to film the most creative and difficult tricks. The process remains the same: register, film before the deadline, submit your video, get judged, go to the next round and repeat.
The rounds: Round 1 - 25 second clip until June 1st Round 2 - 30 second clip until August 1st Round 3 - 30 second clip until November 1st
The Caen BMX Indoor took place this weekend in France. It was the first stop of the Coupe de France BMX Flatland (French Flatland Championship). Matthias won the open (pro) class. Congratulations! On the FB page of the Coupe they explain that all contests of the series will have 5 classes this year (Girl, Novice, Expert, Advanced, Open). Below are the top 3 of the open class, stay tuned for the full results.
Open 1st Matthias Dandois 2nd Alex Jumelin 3rd Joris Bretagnolles
Here is a little update from Pegasus and Jason Forde. They improved Jason's Ukgrip pegs with a new taper design and added pivot caps. The caps are 15mm + base 97mm = total length of 112mm. They choose 6061 – t6 aluminium for the base and 7075 for the cap (plastic and delrin also available).
Official comment from pegasusbmx.com "Ukgrip version 2 feature smooth peg design with strong bottom new design they feature a shorter grip tape area offering a longer pivot area under the cap where the grip tape always gets warn down, the grip tape is recessed down to prevent peeling and ripping. Anodized Black blue red and polished, This new version of UK grip has a reducer washer in the base to reduce the 14mm axle hole downto 3/8″ axle hole. Cilindrical engraved to add slight grip in pivot area below the cap."
This year the NASS festival in the UK is going to host the iBMXff World Championships again including flatland. Quick reminder: iBMXff = International BMX Freestyle Federation which is more or less the most official organization that BMX Freestyle has to offer ;-)
It's schedule for the 6 - 9th of July near Bristol. There will be all kinds of BMX and Skate contests as well as a music festival. More details and links: NASS - iBMXff World Championships
We've added two new event dates to our list: Bike Days in Switzerland and 100 PSI in Germany. While we're still trying to get some information about the World Circuit this year, it already says on the Bike Days website that the event is part of the World Circuit 2017. So at least we know about one stop. The annual 100 PSI Contest in Dresden is also part of the national German Championship.
More details and links: May 6th - 7th in Switzerland: Bike Days August 26th in Germany: 100 PSI
Can you handle another Fight the Winter edit? We put some highlights of the first pro heat together. Like every year it was a dope weekend and it's amazing to see this contest grow a little bigger and better every year. In 2017 it also marks the first round of the German Championship which puts that Czech guy (correction below) with the tattoos in the first place (results here). Enjoy the video! Share it if you like it!
Correction: Dom is not the leader of the German Championship but Kevin Nikulski. There are 2 rankings for each competition (a national ranking for the championship and the general contest results which include international riders).
The Australian Downunderground series 2017 is starting with a video round. All Australian riders and visitors are invited to submit their 2 minute video runs until 30th April 2017. Only the riding will be judged so you don't need to deliver a fancy video. The runs will be posted on the Flatland Australia Youtube Channel. Find more details on how and where to send your video on bmxflatlandaustralia.com
Thanks to Manuel Bernardo for dropping us this fresh Fight the Winter highlight edit! The contest just ended a couple of hours ago. Properly quick cutting by Manuel! All the master and pro riders had 2 runs. This edit shows the second heat of the pro class. Enjoy!
Dom won the Fight the Winter contest again this year! Congratulations! It was a tight decision between him and Kevin Nikulsky but the judges finally voted for Dominik. Stay tuned for some photos and footage!
Pro 1st Dominik Nekolny 2nd Kevin Nikulsky 3rd Wolfgang Sauter 4th Davis Dudelis 5th Francesco Pekeno 6th Dan Hennig 7th Gilles Van De Sompel 8th Bert Ribul 9th Rayk Hahne 10th Martin Drazil 11th Dustyn Alt 12th Markus Schwital 13th John Kämer 14th Sebastian Grubinger 15th Markus Reich 16th Laev Erik
Awesome road trip movie with a ton of streetflat action by Matthias and Corey Martinez! Those 2 have been travelling from Nashville all the way to San Diego in the last couple of weeks. Matthias certainly enjoyed the trip and put an entertaining video together: "Endless good times and riding session with various homies, what BMX is all about! Enjoy this one!"